Roaming Polar Bear Returned Home

Roaming Polar Bear Returned

WINNIPEG - A polar bear that was roaming around well south of Hudson Bay has been captured after spending several days around Shamattawa First Nation.

The community kept the school closed as a precaution while the bear was in the area.

Shamattawa is about 350 kilometres south of Churchill, where these bears are usually spotted.

Andrew Derocher, a polar bear researcher, says it is not unusual for polar bears to travel that far south when they are hungry.

Manitoba Conservation says the bear was tranquillized and flown back to the Hudson Bay coast by helicopter.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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